Longevity Pays Off

Not long ago, it seemed that whenever you turned on the TV, there’d be an episode of Seinfeld airing. Little wonder that the ’90s comedy generated a staggering $3.1 billion in syndication, helping pad the bank account of lead man, Jerry Seinfeld.

According to Wealth-X, a company that tracks the net worth of the very rich, the 60-year-old comedian has amassed a personal fortune of about $820 million from his hit show as well as his other movies and ventures. This puts him in first place of the world’s wealthiest actors by a long shot, about $220 million more than his closest competitor, Shah Rukh Khan, 48, of Bollywood fame.

Rounding out the top-10 list is a who’s who of Zoomer-aged Hollywood icons, Tom Cruise, 51, Tyler Perry, 44, Johnny Depp, 50, Jack Nicholson, 77, Tom Hanks, 57, Bill Cosby, 76, Clint Eastwood, 83, and Adam Sandler, 47. So, besides longevity, what else does it take to make this list? Apparently, gender helps – no female actors cracked the top 10.

Zoomer magazine, July/Aug 2014